Nepal is playing the final match of the second phase of the World Cup and Asia Cup qualifiers against Australia on Friday.
In a pre-match press conference on Thursday, coach Abdullah Al Mutairi said he would play well regardless of the outcome. We have to play another good game. “Our goal is to play better than the result,” he said.
Almutairi also said that Nepal’s playing style has changed. If you look at the history of Nepal, it seems that a lot has been played in the long pass, there has been some change in the style of play, ”he said. Coach Almutairi said that he had performed well in the previous games as well and gave happiness to the supporters.
He also said that new players could get a chance in the game against Australia. Ayush Ghalan, Surajju Thakuri and Kamal Thapa, who were in the Nepali team, made it to the national team for the first time. But they have yet to make their debut.
Kamal, Suraj and Ayush have not made their debuts from the senior team. Young players can also have the opportunity to debut. They should start his debut in the senior team and take his career to the next level. We see they will not start tomorrow’s game but it is not normal to make a debut against Australia, ”he said.
Manish Dangi and Gautam Shrestha, who were in the Nepali team for the first time, made their debut in a friendly match against Iraq.
Coach Almutairi said that they will play some friendly matches in July and will now start preparations for a SAFF championship.
European and African nations are scheduled to play friendly matches in July. This is our main preparation for the SAFF championship of September. We have a long-term plan for that. “
Coach Almutairi also said that they had succeeded in their promise to finish fourth in the group in the second round of the World Cup qualifiers.
Meanwhile, Australian coach Graham Arnold said that the Nepali team is a hard working team. Nepal is a hard working team. Our team environment is good. He is expected to perform well against Nepal, ”he said.
He indicated that some players would change in the game against Nepal. Nepal and Australia had earlier played in the 2019 World Cup qualifiers. Nepal had lost the match 5-0 in Canberra. Nepal is going to play Australia for the second time.